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浜渦正志

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Masashi Hamauzu (濱渦正志), born September 20, 1971 in Munich, Germany, is a video game music composer who has worked for Square Enix for nearly a decade. Hamauzu’s works are often reminiscent of Chopin, Ravel, and Debussy compositions. They frequently incorporate deliberate dissonance to provide an artistic and mood-setting effect. After pattern and harmony have set in, the elegance of the dissonance becomes apparent; the listener’s perception of dissonance evolves into a perception of consonance integral to the music. Hamauzu composes music in a wide variety of styles, often employing multiple styles throughout a soundtrack. His compositions break barriers between musical genres, mixing classical marches, tango music, electronic ambience, instrumental solos, and jazz.

Hamauzu’s start with Square Enix came by creating a small handful of tracks (along with other composers) for Front Mission: Gun Hazard (1996) and Tobal No. 1 (1996). Later collaborations include Final Fantasy X (2001) (with Nobuo Uematsu [植松伸夫] and Junya Nakano [仲野順也]) and Musashi: Samurai Legend (2005) (with Junya Nakano, and Takayuki Iwai & Yuki Iwai [岩井由紀] of Wavelink Zeal).

His solo works include Chocobo’s Mysterious Dungeon (1997), SaGa Frontier 2 (1999), UNLIMITED: SaGa (2002), and Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (2006). Hamauzu provided the entire score of Final Fantasy XIII in 2009, and returned for its sequel, XIII-2 in 2011.

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  • Lady-GaGa-Queen

    I can't express in words how much I worship FFXIII soundtrack. So epic♥ [9]

    29 Apr 4:22pm Reply
  • negicco

    I can't express in words how much I worship FFXIII soundtrack. So epic♥ [8]

    4 Apr 1:45am Reply
  • kokorocloud

    Absolutely gorgeous soundtrack from start to finish. Say what you will about the game, but the music is basically perfect.

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
  • deathsdemise123

    FF XIII soundtrack is so much better than the game.

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • chanhi

    I can't express in words how much I worship FFXIII soundtrack. So epic♥ [7]

    10 Oct 2014 Reply
  • X_Kamui_X

    I can't express in words how much I worship FFXIII soundtrack. So epic♥ [6]

    27 Sep 2014 Reply
  • drdolce

    I can't express in words how much I worship FFXIII soundtrack. So epic♥ [5]

    17 Jul 2014 Reply
  • NoriMusicCream

    Saga Frontier 2 <3

    24 Apr 2014 Reply
  • MarkPrinceGohan

    I was very lucky to be in the same audience as him in the Edinburgh Playhouse when Distant Worlds came to Scotland and they played Blinded by Light and Fabula Nova Crystallis I got goosebumps.

    5 Mar 2014 Reply
  • yohosse

    his piano works are gret

    1 Mar 2014 Reply
  • howdling

    I can't express in words how much I worship FFXIII soundtrack. So epic♥ [4]

    16 Feb 2014 Reply
  • manm555

    I can't express in words how much I worship FFXIII soundtrack. So epic♥ [3]

    2 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Celius_

    I can't express in words how much I worship FFXIII soundtrack. So epic♥ [2]

    1 Feb 2014 Reply
  • FFFUUUUUUUUUUUN

    Это да, это заебись

    16 Jan 2014 Reply
  • OrangeVision

    I haven't played the game, but FFXIII soundtrack is really brilliant. It blows most of the Uematsu-FFs out of the water.

    18 Nov 2013 Reply
  • para_medic

    vielen dank and δ ε T_Comp1 would make debussy proud

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
  • FF12FAN

    浜涡的钢琴太美~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Grazel666

    fragment of memory~ i am afraid that the dirge of cerberus ost got a very tiny audience - even to this sole purpose i would welcome a remake for ps3 or so

    5 Oct 2013 Reply
  • MagogOFF

    Дерьмовый санудтрек, по сравнению с предыдущими частями за авторством Нобуо Уэматсу.

    11 Sep 2013 Reply
  • drdolce

    I can't express in words how much I worship FFXIII soundtrack. So epic♥

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
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